Most filmmakers use sizzle reels to showcase their strengths and skills, but in the case of Michael Wong, he can simply use his short film The Story of 90 Coins to do the same thing.
By: Jessica Goddard Geremy Jasper’s Patti Cake$ is a fresh and energetic take on the “wannabe rapper” sub-sub-genre.
After its US premiere in July, Wish Upon has finally made its way north. Unfortunately, it was’t screened for critics – no worries, it happens. I paid $7 to see Wish Upon and, let me tell you, it’s a pretty good $7 movie.
Tilda Swinton (Doctor Strange, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Okja) narrates the letters of Gertrude Bell in this documentary that traces Bell’s life from childhood to death through her personal correspondence.
The Only Living Boy in New York, Marc Webb’s second film of the year after Gifted, is both a surprise and an expected move from the filmmaker.
Lucy (Brittany Snow) emerges from a subway ride like any other ordinary day to find that her Brooklyn neighbourhood, Bushwick, is under attack – soldiers are tackling, bombing and shooting the civilians. People are fighting back, fighting each other, and even looting. While caught up in the mess, Lucy is saved by an imposing-looking custodian named Stupe (Dave Bautista). The two make plans to travel to the military extraction point, navigating the chaos and bloodshed as best…
Sundowners is an exceptional movie headlined by two unexceptional people – hey, their words. Not mine.
Death Note is a good movie, but it would’ve made a great miniseries. Netflix’s fast-track adaptation of Tsugumi Ôba’s popular manga series is light on characterization, with a troublesome lack of introduction by screenwriters Jeremy Slater (The Lazarus Effect), Charley Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides (the Parlapanides’ wrote Immortals).
Le Ride is proof of the intrepid courage and exhausting circumstances that happen during long cross-country treks. The documentary is also proof that writer/director/star Phil Keoghan can walk the walk and talk the talk.
There’s not much that You Get Me actually “gets” other than a few unintentional, campy laughs.